Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Contains Elements of Dark Souls

Friday, June 21st, 2013

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

In a recent interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Kitase stated that players will have to manage their money very carefully, and Toriyama added that players would have to think very economically.

Kitase went into further detail when he was quoted in saying that, “If I were to describe the gameplay, I would say there are some elements with the severity of Dark Souls…” This along with the 13-days-to-complete-the-game mechanic really causes you to think more about your actions, and whether you want to buy certain items or not. Kitase and Toriyama also confirmed that the maximum amount of days you can get to complete the game is 13 days and this is only achievable by completing all of the missions. This is sure to increase the amount of pressure players will have to complete the game as quickly, efficiently, and wholly as possible. This will also add more replay ability as Square Enix stated that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been built for multiple playthroughs. On different days, different events will occur, each NPC will follow individual schedules, and interactions will change day-by-day similar to the Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

What do you think? Does the world-driven gameplay make you more interested in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII?

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